This Monday, April 23rd, the peacebuilding community will mark a historic milestone.
President Obama will speak at the US Holocaust Museum on Monday to unveil the Atrocity Prevention Board, a high-level board within the National Security Council, which will greatly enhance our country’s capacity to make peacebuilding a priority.
Listen to the President’s speech via webcast at 9:45-10:30am ET Monday, live from the Holocaust Museum: www.ushmm.org/prevent.
After the speech our team will visit the White House to celebrate this milestone. Join us virtually at 1:00pm ET at www.ushmm.org/prevent as Senior Administration officials speak on a White House panel describing the role of the Atrocity Prevention Board.
Years of underinvestment in civilian tools, like diplomacy and development, have hindered the US government’s ability to help prevent atrocities around the globe. Establishment of the interagency Atrocities Prevention Board (APB) is an important milestone in developing a comprehensive policy framework to prevent future atrocities.
We are proud to be a part of the Prevention and Protection Working Group, a coalition of peacebuilding organizations that have advocated for this reform. Over the last seven years The Peace Alliance has called on the Administration to focus on making peacebuilding a priority at the highest-echelons of power. Monday’s announcement is a major development towards making that vision a reality.
Please tune in for the President’s speech on Monday and the following panel discussion to celebrate this historic development.
-Aaron, Eli, Matt, and the Peace Alliance team